The Etna Pizza. This caused an enormous furore in the world of Social Media recently. Pizza Express had two specials, the Etna Pizza and the Rustichella Pizza. People were asked to vote on which one to bring back to the menu and after an apparently pretty fierce battle, the Rustichella Pizza absolutely stormed it, meaning it is now back on the menu and the Etna Pizza was still no longer available. People were up in arms; ‘We want our Etna Pizza!’ they cried, (or rather, typed woefully!) , and Deliveroo and Pizza Express were listening.
They have made the Etna Pizza exclusively available through Deliveroo. If you haven’t heard of Deliveroo before, where have you been?! Only joking, but seriously, I don’t think I can drive a mile in a down without spotting a least one cyclist with the distinctive Kangaroo logo on their large insulated back packs.
The aim of the service is to make restaurants available in the same way that takeaways are. You can order from a whole host of places that don’t usually deliver, and the food will be brought to your door for a small fee. There is a minimum order charge of £15.00 but you can pay to order less. We haven’t had that issue yet though!
The app is fantastic. Very clear and easy to order. Nice simple graphics and it’s excellent at keeping you updated. It alerted me as to when our food was being cooked, when our delivery person left and when they were almost here. We could actually follow them on a real time map, which was really quite cool! (I’m going to pretend here, that I only paid such close attention for review purposes, and not because I’m a bit sad and I really really love pizza! I will admit to waiting in the doorway with the phone in my hand, watching the lady arrive. Excitedly.)
One thing that I was amazed by was the speed. It was definitely the quickest take away we’ve ever received, not that we order a lot, (ahem!), bearing in mind though, that this was a Monday evening in September. It was ordered to door in 25 minutes, shaving 10 minutes off the estimated 35.
And so onto the famed pizza. I am vegetarian and so couldn’t try it myself so my poor husband had to take one for the team, (he loves my job!), and eat it all himself. He’s a real fan of spicy food and so, and I quote; ‘The succulently spicy Romana recipe, which sees pools of ‘nduja sausage paired with sweet and spicy roquito chilli peppers’, was right up his street.
It is described as ‘fabulous fiery’, ‘flaming hot’ and ‘succulently sizzling’, my husband likes things so spicy that they make my eyes water just from the steam from them, but said that it definitely had a slight kick, and was impressed with the flavour. I imagine that this means to anyone with normal taste buds, it is pretty spicy! 😀
The Etna Pizza is exclusively available for customers to order either by logging on to their Deliveroo mobile app, the main Deliveroo website or the central Pizza Express website and sourcing their nearest Pizza Express restaurant. As there are now 465 restaurants across the country, hopefully you will find one near you, as they also have some other exciting additions to the menu for Autumn, the most exciting one for me being the melting chocolate pudding. Not that I’m addicted to chocolate or anything!
I’d love to know, have you tried the Etna Pizza? Are you happy that it’s back?